Glimpses of Tibet Tour is a package in which you get to do two days of guided touring in Lhasa sightseeing places worthy of note and then taken on an excursion to the fringes of Lhasa to Lake Namtso for the day, making you spend a total time of the value of five days for this touring package.
Lhasa, where you do this Glimpses of Tibet Tour, happens to be the capital of the autonomous region of Tibet. It falls in a kind of valley in a tableland better known as a plateau. This Tibetan Plateau happens to be the world’s highest plateau which falls to the north of Nepal and somewhat that of the Himalayan Region, due to which, the lands beyond the north of the Himalayas get blocked from the southerly rain-bearing clouds and forms somewhat of a cold high altitude desert. This has not been a bearing on those people who have made this region their home, though most have lived a semi-nomadic life-style from creating some of the finest religious architectures which have evolved from their Buddhist faith adopted over the centuries. Lhasa, being the regional capital showcases what can be called the Tibetan artistic cultural, traditional and religious monuments and artifacts to modern human civilization. This along with other natural aspects of Lhasa you get to see in this Glimpse of Tibet Tours.
Something which you get to see and learn about in this Glimpses of Tibet Tour that is surely going to have a lasting repercussion on one’s mental aptitude is profound. Here, is just a summary of the most important features, which will surely have a lasting impact on you. Beginning with the Potala Palace, one of the places you are sure to see has been given that name as it was used from the time of being built to house the religious and administrative head, the Dalai Lama, though, in a true sense, it was built as Dzong the Tibetan word for fortress. It is or was the winter palace for the Dalai Lama. The construction of it started by the fifth Dalai Lama in 1645. The next which you would likely be taken to is Norbulingka which means “jeweled park” which was or is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. It is a massive complex situated a short distance from the Potala Palace and has the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Besides the lakes and gardens, it also has the complexes of a spiritual palace. Then comes the Sera Monastery, translating to “the Wild Roses Monastery”. It is a Monastery which can hold, over 5000 monks at a time and has three colleges of spiritual learning and a massive central hall besides other parts of architectural value to it. It first came into being in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey. Another important aspect of Glimpses of Tibet Tour is Jokhang Temple which lies in the heart of Lhasa that is maintained by the Gelug School of spiritual teaching. This Buddhist temple accepts people from all sects of Buddhist faiths and other religions as well. It has art and architecture dating back from the time it was built during the reign of King Songtsen Gompo. These are some of the places of note that you are bound to visit besides the Bakhar Street Market where you can pick up homemade replicas of what you have seen along with Tibetan art and craft. Then not to forget mentioning, the day excursion to Lake Namtso which lies at an elevation of 4,718 meters with a surface area of 1,920 square kilometers along with a number of islands used as spiritual homes for meditation. Last but not the least, is your entry into the land flying in and out over the tableland and the Himalayas to the South.
What are the means of accommodation while on the tour?
From the time you arrive in Lhasa to the time you depart, you will be accommodated in three-star and above accommodation and will be transported from sightseeing by private vehicle as far as possible or by set tourist buses. All meals are provided while on the tour.
Outline Itinerary for Glimpses of Tibet Tour
Day 1: Kathmandu to Lhasa (3650m)- By Flight
Day 2: Sightseeing Lhasa
Day 3: Sightseeing Lhasa
Day 4: Lhasa to Lake Namtso (4,720m) to Lhasa
Day 5: Depart Tibet
- Witness panoramic view of Himalayas during the flight.
- Enjoy guided city tour of Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery etc.)
- Visit Barkhor Street Market & great shopping
- Discover Tibetan Buddhist culture & tradition
- Explore Namtso lake (4,718 meters)